15 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, June 17

Jun 15 2018, 7:31 pm

Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there and happy Sunday to everyone else! We’re not getting too much sun on this Sunday, June 17 but it sure is hot. Here are some events to check out in Montreal today, maybe even bring pops with you!

Club de Golf Hemmingford

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Club de Golf Hemmingford

Why not spend the day with your old man on the links?

The Hemmingford Golf Course is gorgeous, secluded and the 36-hole course is an easy 40 minute drive from the island of Montreal.

Treat your dad to one of the Quebec’s most renowned courses. If a full 18 is too much, play the front or the back 9 or hammer some balls on the course’s driving range. All while taking in the calming atmosphere of the quaint town of Hemmingford.

Club de Golf Hemmingford is offering a 2-for-1 deal on everything in the pro shop in honour of Father’s Day.

Where: 313 Route 219, Hemmingford
Time: 6 am – 5 pm
Price: $45 before 1pm, $35 from 1 pm – 3 pm, $23 after 3 pm

Tam Tams

Tam Tams might be the ideal relaxant if Montreal was too much for you this weekend. While everyone is at the race, find a nice corner of the mountain to relax at.

Tam Tams is a giant outdoor party with dancers, sports and drummers all gathered around the Sir George-Etienne Cartier monument. If the weather is nice today (still worth it even if it’s raining) head over to the mountain and enjoy a longstanding Montreal tradition and vibe. 420 friendly.

When: Sundays until September 30
Time: Noon
Where: Mont Royal Park

FolkFest sur le Canal

The 11th edition of the FolkFest sur le Canal is happening on Father’s Day and it’s the last day of the free music festival. Why not catch some tunes with pops?

The festival is set up alongside the historic Lachine Canal and hosts an impressive list of folk genre music and artists from all over the world.

Where: 3653-3667 Rue Saint-Patrick, Centennial Esplanade
Price: Free

Nextdoor Pub & Grill

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Nextdoor Pub/Facebook

Nextdoor Pub & Grill is the place to be on Sunday. They offer deals at both ends of their hours – bottomless caesars and mimosas in the afternoon and 29 cent chicken wings at night. Park yourself at Nextdoor for as many caesars or mimosas you can handle and then relax by eating all the 29 cent wings as you can.

When: Every Sunday
Time: 8 am – 3 pm caesar/mimosa deal, 4 pm – midnight wing special
Where: 5175A Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Burgundy Lion Brunch

If wings aren’t your thing, check out Burgundy Lion’s brunch. Especially today with the World Cup. The Lion serves traditional English breakfasts every Sunday. They’re offering a Father’s Day special menu this Sunday which includes blood pudding, sausages, salmon, and Yorkshire pudding.

The pub also has one of the most extensive whisky menus in the entire city. Buy pops a nice scotch and enjoy the memorabilia-full (and World Cup-full) Burgundy Lion.

Where: 2496 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Time: 9 am – 3 am

Lior Shoov

Lior Shoov is an Israeli singer-songwriter and multidisciplinary artist.

She is in currently on tour promoting her first album that she released in January. Shoov performs in English, French and Hebrew provides a sensitive and poetic perspective of the world. She fuses song, dance, clown performances, and improvisatio with the ukulele, hang, plastic pipes, harmonica, toys, and tambourines.

When: Sunday June 17
Time: 8 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Le Ministère, 4521 Boul Saint-Laurent
Price: $32, available online

Montreal’s Mural Festival

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This is the last day of Mural Fest! Sure the murals will be up for a while, but it’s your last chance to check out the artists in action!

Montreal’s Mural Festival is a massive sidewalk event that closes down the ever popular Boulevard Saint Laurent and hosts dozens of graffiti artists from around the world to paint and graffiti the facades of the street’s buildings. The festival features food trucks, restaurant terraces, and shop outlets throughout the street. Go check out what some of these amazing artists can accomplish using the walls of buildings as their canvases.

When: Sunday June 17
Time: 10 am – 7 pm
Where: Boulevard Saint Laurent between Sherbrooke and Mont Royal
Price: Free

Notre-Dame Basilica

Celebrate Sunday mass at Montreal’s most viewed structure at 11 am and hear a 25-person choir accompanied by the organ. Or, take a walking tour of the basilica which is an absolutely gorgeous spectacle. It is filled with hundreds of wooden carvings, several religious statues, and gigantic stained glass windows.

When: The Notre-Dame Basilica is open year round
Time: 8 am – 4:30 pm on weekdays, 8 am – 4 pm on Saturdays and 12:30 pm – 4 pm on Sundays (mass starts at 11 am)
Where: 110 Rue Notre Dame Ouest

Piknic Electronik

Piknic Electronik


Piknic is an electronic dance music festival that happens every Sunday on Parc Jean Drapeau. Over 125 well-known DJs from all over the world are spread out throughout the festival’s summer lineup. The venue hosts food trucks, bar kiosks, and much more.

When: Sundays until September 30
Time: 9 am – 5:30 pm
Where: Parc Jean Drapeau
Price: Available online, starting at $14.50

La Ronde

La Ronde is open for the summer! Maybe dad wants to go on some roller-coasters?

Test your bravery on the Goliath, Le Monstre, Ednör, or Le Demon. Check out this season’s newly expanded Splash area and the new ride, Le Tourbillon. Forget lunch and supper, fill up on popcorn and cotton candy – it’s the weekend, you earned it.

When: Until October 28
Time: 10:30 am – 8 pm
Where: 22 Chemin Macdonald
Price: Available online or at the box office


Alexanderplatz Bar is a hidden cocktail bar in the Mile-End that is exclusively open during the warm weather months. Today, they’re testing out new wines for the month and they want you to come join them.

It is located in an old garage and has a very simple concept, there’s a large counter bar and picnic tables that are shared by customers, the Bohemian style bar is ideal for meeting new people.

When: Sunday June 17
Time: 4 pm – 1 am
Where: 6731 de l’Esplanade

Station F-MR

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The non-profit organization MR-63 unveiled phase one of their architectural project of giving old STM metro cars a second life.

The park is called Station F-MR and it’s really cool. The park is located alongside the Lachine Canal and its bike path. The station has a cafe, food counter, art gallery, community garden, stage, and relaxation area.

The entire Station F-MR is centred around four old STM metro cars from the 1960s.

When: Wednesdays – Sundays
Time: 11 am – 11 pm
Where: Allee fes Barges
Price: Free to enter

Bota Bota Live Jazz

Bota Bota’s waterside spa is hosting a jazz-filled 5-7 today. Sit in the spa, the garden or the terrace and take in some relaxing jazz and classical music before you start your work week.

Jazz and spas, a beautiful mix – treat your dad to a relaxing Father’s Day gift.

When: Sunday June 17
Time: 5 pm – 7 pm
Where: 358 rue de la Commune Ouest
Price: $45, included with any water circuit purchase

Clock Tower Beach

Located a short distance from the historical district of the Old Port, Montreal’s urban beach offers a vacation atmosphere with its fine white sand, chairs, parasols and refreshing mist. Guests are not allowed to swim in the water unfortunately, but Clock Tower Beach is still a great place to relax, soak up some sun and offers gorgeous views of Montreal.

When: Open until September 16
Time: 11 am – 7 pm
Where: The Old Port Pier
Price: $2

Fringe Festival



It’s Fringe Fest’s last day too! The festival wraps up today after featuring over 500 artists and close to 700 performances throughout June.

Catch up with a plethora of shows entering the final act. This Sunday’s lineup includes: Lucky, HoneyMoon, Girl in the Box, Bite Your Tongue, $elf-Made $lut, Dance Side of the Moon, Bad Habits, Mid Knight, #Ashtag, How to be a Dick, Giant and Angry, Naked Ugly Painting, Awkward Hug, Flute Loops, What the Hell Happened to my Pation Furniture, and more!

The shows are a variety of comedy, drama, burlesque, dance and a lot of them involve audience interaction.

The best part – every show is only $10. Times and locations vary, check the website for specific details.

When: Sunday June 17
Time: Varies according to show
Where: Varies according to show
Price: $10, available at the door or online

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